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Coffee Morning Prep

Wednesday, November 7th 2018

Wednesdays before Thursdays Coffee Mornings are always busy.  Donations stored in the bunk room over the last couple of weeks were carried into the Activity Room and sorted into 'tables'.  The Christmas table was checked and repacked.  If you are looking for Christmas pressies then please visit our table.

Christmas Table Goodies

Although late autumn there is also a Gardening table with bulbs and plants. 

The tombola and raffle were organised, not forgetting the raffle tickets.

Organising the tombola and raffle

Cakes had been baked and were neatly placed together.

Preparation for the Coffee Morning

When it was all sorted and packed we did a double check to make sure that we had not forgetten anything.  We realised that it would be helpful if we had some tea and coffee!

Thank you very much to the volunteers who helped this morning.  Your contribution is really appreciated.  Thank you also to everyone who has made donations and baked cakes.

If you would like to come to our Coffee Morning it is held at Richmond Town Hall from 9 till 12.  A warm welcome will await you.


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